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DRUMCIRCLE
Every 1st Sunday of the Month!
...In the Koppenhinksteeg, Leiden NL,
there is a
FreePlace, right in the centre of town, where people run all non-commercial, social-cultural initiatives, such as Theatre, Music, Artist's Studios, a FreeShop, Culture Club Bar en Boos, a vegan/organic restaurant, support for 'illegal immigrants', Chinese Martial Arts and a....

FREE DRUMCIRCLE !
This is a percussion jamsession, open for everybody and all percussion instruments. Every first Sunday of the month, starting at 1600 hrs. Come and join! If your instrument needs amplification, please bring your own microphone. Everybody welcome to come and play, dance or just socialise..
SOME TIPS FOR A GROOVIER DRUMCIRCLE
* Respect one another's instruments *
* Listen well before starting to play *
* Help eachother to find the correct rhythm *
* If you don't know the right rhythm: ASK *
* If you hear your playing is out, STOP & Listen *
* Be subtle in your play; Show your skill, not your ego *
THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING..
ENJOY THE GROOVE!
DID YOU KNOW..?

* our circle is the most regular free drumcircle in Holland ? *
* that every drumcircle turns out differently ? *
* we've been going at it for over five years now ? *
* people come from all over Holland to the drumcircle ? *
* a huge variety of instruments is played at the circle ? *
* the Bar en Boos has the perfect vibe to host a circle ? *
* the drumcircle brings people together ? *
* many creative projects have sprouted from the circle ? *
This drumcircle has now been going for nearly 4 years
and has developed a strong core group of drummers
who have done several performances together,
commercially as well as for charity.
We offer shows as well as facilitation of other drumcircles, for companies, schools, parties and so on.
If you have anything in mind
for which you think to need our assistance,
such as adding to the diversity of your festive or charitative event, or to facilitate a drumcircle,
please don't hesitate to seek
contact
Someone sent me a link with lyrics of SUN RA, because it resembles the meaning and purpose
of a drumcircle so much. A great guideline for any musician.
Our first drumcircle, November 5th 2000
To read or print out the drumcircle flyer, follow these links for the front and the inside
Culture Club Bar en Boos is always looking for new acts and events.
If you would like to organise something or perform there,
please feel free to
contact Bar en Boos or join their online group

Bar & Boos, Vrijplaats Koppenhinksteeg 4, 2312 HX, Leiden (near Kaasmarkt)

To find out about other events in Bar & Boos, Freeplace Koppenhinksteeg
and other cool non-commercial locations throughout this part of the globe,
please check out the
Radar Agenda!
Gezocht: Enthousiastelingen voor Oudejaars Drumcircle
Matthijs, een van de vaste bezoekers van onze drumcircle, is DJ bij een oudejaarsfeest van een groep mensen die elkaar vooral van dansen (improvisatie-vijf ritmes) kent. Nu is er het idee om met de drumcircle daar een 'optredentje' te doen. Tussen aanhalingstekens, want het hoeft niet veel anders te zijn dan een normale drumcircle-jamsessie. Heb je interesse (of twijfel je) mail dan naar Matthijs of bel 071-5170758. Het feest is in Den Haag en heeft als titel 'On the Edge'

Verder: De eerste drumcircle van 2006 is op 8 januari!
We sometimes start with a
FREE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP
prior to the drumcircle, at 1500 hrs. These workshops are led by different people every time. Many styles have passed by so far, like African, Flamenco, Chinese and Body Percussion.
Maybe you also have something to bring forward in one of these workshops?
That would be great!
For these FREE workshops however, we do like to point out the
DRUMCIRCLE DONATION BOX,
so we can save up for things like instruments and workshops by renowned percussionists.
Join our online community to  tell us your ideas for our circle, as well as for getting the latest info and for anything else you like to get off your chest involving percussion.
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TOO AT THE CIRCLE,  HOWEVER, THEY ARE THE RESPONSABILITY OF THEIR GUARDIAN.
You don't have any instruments?
Be original, be a showman and make you own!
Plenty of household objects that have a great sound.
Glass, metal, plastic, wood..
To get some ideas, visit the
'Percussion Making Page'.
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Some fellow drummers in San Diego US, have built up a samba school
from the peace movement. They published a book on the net about
Drums and Demonstrations, with some great tips and ideas. Amongst which, how to make cheap instruments yourself. Take a visit; real inspiring stuff!
Dennis, who is an enthusiastic player at our circle in Leiden,
also organises a
monthly drumcircle in Utrecht on the second Tuesday of the month.
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